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September 2019- Houston

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144 S outh Texas Tack's Nancy and Steve Martin debut an outpost for the horsey set, STT Round Top, this fall. The couple founded the equestrian and ranching- goods emporium in Brenham in 2003. The new Round Top location sits in the heart of town, in an 1800s building that was once the funeral home. You'll find a full-service hat bar, as well as boots and jeans, and an outdoor patio connects to the former general store next door, site of a soon-to-be burger-and-shake joint, Popi Burger, from Cinda and Armando Palacios. STT Round Top, 104 N. Washington St., southtexastack. com. Anne Lee Phillips F ayetteville, one of our favorite Texas towns keeps the preservation bandwagon going. A small group of altruistic citizens — including gallerist Jerry Herring and his wife, the Grand Fayette Hotel's Joan Herring — have come together to acquire a historic building on the square, found a nonprofit, and establish the future Fayetteville Community Center & Performance Theater. The about-to-be reborn structure, the E.J. Knesek Building, dates to 1875 and was last used as a funeral chapel. During the past century, its two floors have seen a barber shop, furniture store, saloon, dance hall, car dealership, and two town newspapers, the first in Czech. Fundraising is underway, grants are being written, and Y ou wouldn't pinpoint Jan-Pieter Zweegers as an antiques dealer; he seems more app developer than antiquarian, but Zweegers prefers the Old World furniture trade to the modern-day digital grind. As co-owner of Antiques & Vintage in Forney and Round Top, Zweegers, who now calls Dallas home, hails from Holland and Belgium, while his business partner, At Weijers, a 20-year veteran of the antiques biz, still lives in Holland. The duo scours the European markets for antiques, and vintage finds to send back to Texas, concentrating on architectural salvage (doors, shutters, corbels and beams), antiques, and lighting. In addition, Zweegers and Weijers work with global manufacturers to create large-scale reproductions, including massive French-style chandeliers that are popular for wedding venues. SHARP AS A TACK FALLING FOR FAYETTEVILLE TALKING BULL WITH JAN-PIETER THE ROMANCE OF ROUND TOP an architect has been hired, Ben Heimsath with Heimsath Architects of Austin; his dad, architect Clovis Heimsath, is one of Fayetteville's original preservationists and serves on the theater center's board. The timeline is two-plus years, and the budget requires $2.5 to $4 million to be raised. Red & White Gallery u p c o m i n g e x h i b i t i o n s include Mary Quiros, whose watercolors and acrylics focus on South Texas and the close observation of beauty in the everyday (September 7 – October 5). Collectors can acquire a canvas, work on paper, and now a book ($75), at the opening Saturday, September 7, 4 to 7 pm. Next up, Mark Kohler's watercolors speak Zweegers, who began showing in Warrenton five years ago, opened a permanent space in 2017 in Forney and joined forces with neighbor/dealer Caspar & Gerard's to open The Bull Market in Round Top. On the Warrenton side of Round Top, the two large barns maintained by Antiques & Vintage at The Bull Market are bursting with affordable finds, for a junking Warrenton-style thrill. One barn is enclosed, and Zweegers plans to enclose the second barn soon, but the essence of shopping in the fields will prevail. We spotted the gamut, from mid- century chandeliers and acrylic-and-brass coffee tables to a retro hot dog cart, equine figures, a wooden canoe, and French shutters galore. Zweegers says they just can't help themselves from adding more inventory. He motions to the containers stacked in the field, "We have five full containers over there, and more coming." Bull Market open Thursday through Saturday year round and daily during spring and fall shows. Antiques & Vintage at The Bull Market, 3570 Hwy 237, antiquesandvintagetexas. com. Anne Lee Phillips to the tradition of cowboy culture and the romance of ranching life (opening Saturday, October 12, 4 to 7 pm; through November 23). fayettevillecommunitycenter. o r g , r e d a n d w h i t e g a l l e r y. c o m , Catherine D. Anspon JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON JENNY ANTILL CLIFTON Mary Quiros' Lauren's Bloom, 2019, Red & White Gallery COURTESY THE ARTIST AND RED & WHITE GALLERY, FAYETTEVILLE Nancy Martin Jan-Pieter Zweegers

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